This is the black tolex with chrome grill Hydrive 1x15 bass cabinet put out by Hartke Systems. It is famous for being a hybrid speaker made partially from aluminum like what Hartke speakers are famous for and also part paper cone which is what most bass players are used to.
The speaker can handle 500 watts at 8 ohms. The cabinet itself is very portable and easy to move without compromising on sound and especially low end.
I bought this bass cabinet direct from the company. It was at my house within a day or so. GREAT customer service. I believe this cab runs about $499?
My reasoning for buying was so I could have one stand alone powerhouse cab to gig with. I hate bringing out a ton of gear to a gig. This cab 90% of the time will supply enough power for the gigs I play. Outdoor stages and huge indoor arenas are the only places I've ran into trouble, but more than likely these style venues will help you with PA support.
I like that it is light, powerful and full of low end.
I do not like the design of the tweeter. In a perfect world it would have a dial instead of the 3-way + neutral or - switch it has. This is a small problem that I have and can continue living with. BTW I usually keep the tweeter in the - position.
Well built. The handles make sense where there are, the factory installed and included casters are great and once again I'm a big fan of tolex covered cabs vs. that annoying fuzzy junk.
Great cab! If you don't have a huge budget or want a simple, powerful and portable cab; this is for you!